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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Thyroid Cancer, Version 1.2017


Treatment guide

Papillary, follicular, and

Hürthle cell

An FNA biopsy can have uncertain results and

may not tell a benign tumor from a thyroid cancer.

Molecular testing may be considered to learn genetic

information about the type of abnormal growth before

surgery is offered.

Papillary, follicular, and

Hürthle cell thyroid cancer

Navigating the guides

in Part 5

The next set of treatment guides (12–18) will list

further treatment options for papillary, follicular, and

Hürthle cell thyroid cancer. Some guides include

recommended testing and results. You will also learn

about possible next steps based on your response

to primary treatment. These next steps may include

surveillance and maintenance of disease during

follow-up care.